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Ariz. sheriff uses bike power to run prison TVs

An Arizona sheriff has installed stationary bikes in a prison that power televisions, according to this report:

Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio says that half of his inmates are overweight, and that this is a way for them to get in shape while enjoying their favorite past-time -- TV.
The stationary bike, when pedaled, generates 12 volts of electricity, which powers the 19-inch television inside the viewing area.
One hour of pedaling powers one hour of TV viewing.

Read the full story on the MyFoxPhoenix web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 6, 2010; 8:42 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Offbeat , Prison Beat  
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